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World Aug 12Guatemela elects conservative Giamattei as president
Turnout as low as 45% appeared to suggest widespread disillusionment with the political status quo in general.
World Jul 23Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal with U.S.
Negotiations over a potential deal ended when Guatemala's Constitutional Court granted three injunctions preventing that country's president from entering into a deal.
World Jun 17Former first lady leads vote count in Guatemala presidential election
Sandra Torres has 24 percent of the vote, but a runoff ballot appears likely.
Nation May 09U.S. leaves questions about migrant teen’s death unanswered
Almost a week after the 16-year-old's death, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has not said why Juan de León Gutiérrez was first taken to the hospital and released, only to return one day later.
World Apr 25Mexico’s crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes
For months, Central Americans have banded together in caravans and employed a 'safety in numbers' strategy, although efforts to discourage the large groups now have migrants wandering woods, swamps and rail lines in small bands of one or two dozen,…
Nation Apr 23Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan
Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. are finding a much tougher trek than those in previous caravans, meeting unwelcoming townsfolk and a surprise raid by Mexican police and immigration agents who detained hundreds in Mexico's south.
World Apr 22Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants
As migrants gathered under spots of shade in the burning heat outside the city of Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed by in patrol trucks and vans and forcibly wrestled women, men and children into the vehicles.
World Dec 31Guatemala village mourns child who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody
On Christmas Eve, Felipe Gomez Alonzo became the second Guatemalan child this month to die while in U.S. custody near the Mexican border.
Nation Dec 27AP: Father of boy who died in U.S. custody heard rumors they could cross border
After hearing the rumors, Agustin Gomez thought he should take advantage of "the opportunity" to fulfill his son's dreams. He grabbed a few changes of clothing, bought the boy new shoes and left with what money he had, the boy's…
World Dec 24Body of Jakelin Caal, 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. detention, back in Guatemala
The death of Jakelin Caal earlier this month while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol was a tragic reminder of the plight of Central American migrants.